Monday, March 3, 2008
Is Yellow The New Beige?
I moved into an old house a few years ago that was used as a home for wayward girls. Every room was painted in deep hideous colors with bible sayings and tie dye wall paper borders. Every room except one, which I think was used as a parlor for Sunday visits.
After re-painting the entire house, by the time we got to the parlor, we were pooped, and decided to just leave it for the time being.
It was painted a nice yellow.
I have never had a yellow room.
I have admired yellow rooms, especially yellow living rooms done in the English style, all prince of chintz cheerful.
Strangely enough, most of the furniture and curtains we owned looked good in the yellow room.
It's three years later, and I still haven't come up with another color I like better for this room.
The mail came today with the new PB catalog, and voila my yellow living room is in vogue for the moment! Is yellow the new beige? The new neutral?